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Call for YUFA Chief Steward

Nominations are still being accepted for the position of YUFA Chief Steward (1 of 2 positions). The term of office for this position begins immediately and ends on May 31, 2025. Read more about the position here. This is a very rewarding position of great importance to YUFA, piloting complaints,...

YUFA Teaching stream town halls

YUFA is inviting you to attend a YUFA Teaching Stream Town Halls.  There are two scheduled Town Halls to help give access to as many teaching stream members as possible: Thursday October 19th from 1-3pm and Tuesday October 24th from 10am-12noon.These Town Halls is designed to be a space where YUFA members (tenure...

Update on Edvantage Savings Program

YUFA members who may have been members of the Edvantage Savings Program that was administered by the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA) will have been informed that their accounts have been deactivated. OCUFA is no longer able to administer the program (that offered savings and contests through partnerships...

New CAUT member travel benefit program

Please find the CAUT notice of a new online Member Travel Benefit Program Memorandum 23:37 here and Note: 23:37 in French.  For more information click on New CAUT Member Travel Affinity Program and Nouveau Programme d'affinité de voyage des members de l'ACCPPU.

Call for YUFA representatives to the Joint Committee

YUFA is seeking members for the joint YUFA-Employer committee.Per Article 7.03 (d), YUFA is seeking members for the following joint committee:Two members for the Teaching-Learning Development Grants / Release-Time Teaching Fellowship / Education Leave Committee (Articles 19.19, 19.31 and 19.32). The committee is expected to meet once, for up to two hours in January to review and adjudicate applications....

Call for YUFA bargaining team members

The current YUFA collective agreement expires on 30 April 2024. Negotiations for a renewal collective agreement will be conducted by YUFA’s Bargaining Team, the members of which are appointed by the YUFA Executive.  YUFA’s Executive Committee invites members from all faculties and appointment classifications to indicate their interest in serving on the Bargaining...

Press release - York University workers rally for fair wages in face of affordability crisis

On Wednesday, September 20th, members of unions at York University will hold a rally at the KeeleCampus in support of fair wages. See: https://yusapuy.ca/rally/For the past three years York University professors, teaching assistants, support staff and otherunionized workers have received wage increases of only one percent each year. During these...

Rally for fair wages at York University

All YUFA members are encouraged to attend the Rally for Fair Wages at York University on Wednesday September 20 at 12:10 P.M, at the Keele Campus. Despite the dramatic increases to the cost of living, wage increases for unionized workers at York University have been capped at 1% per year for three...

Deadline for leaves, grants and fellowships is November 15, 2023

Dear colleagues, Per Articles 19.19, 19.31, and 19.32 of the YUFA Collective Agreement, YUFA is accepting applications for Education Leaves, Teaching-Learning Development Grants, and Release-Time Teaching Fellowships. The guidelines and applications for each of the leaves, grants, and fellowships are available on the YUFA website. All applications will be adjudicated by a YUFA-Employer joint committee. The deadline for...